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Mother Goose steps out of the nursery rhyme book and brings to life some of the favorite characters of Mother Goose Land, including Little Miss Muffet, Old Mother Hubbard, Queen of Hearts, and Humpty Dumpty. Animated puppets are used throughout.
This movie is part of the collection: Prelinger Archives
Director: Harryhausen (Ray)
Producer: Harryhausen (Ray)
Production Company: Harryhausen (Ray)
Audio/Visual: sound, color
Keywords: need keyword
Creative Commons license: Public Domain
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Subject: These are hysterical!
I saw these on a local kid's show a few years ago and haven't seen them until now. They're so funny!
My ex and I used to make up our own dialogue. For example- "Queen of Hearts"
King: Get me a beer, woman!
Queen: I am so tired of being your slave!
(when the king catches the knave)
King: B*itch! (hits him on the head) She's my ho now!
Knave: Oh, sorry man, how much you want for her?
Queen: This is so not happening!
I very much so enjoyed this film. It gave what the description said and of course a touch of humour during Humpty Dumpty's tale. You've come to the right film if you're looking for a few of Mothergoose's rhymes, nicely animated!
Karma Hawk -
Subject: nothing special.
Maybe it's just my age, but these stories seem really boring too me. Baisicly this film tells three stories "Little Miss Muffet" "Old Mother Hubbard" "The Queen of Heart's" and "Humpty Dumpty." This film is silent with the exception of music, with the text being shown onscreen. The best of these storys is "Humpty Dumpty," and I feel it was a shame that it was the last as I was already getting tired of this film by then. I don't know for some reason this just bored me, I really can't explain why though.
Subject: Ray Harryhausen!
Simply fantastic retelling of Mother Goose tales animated by Ray Harryhausen! His animation puts a totally fantastic spin on these age-old nursery rhumes. Little Bo Peep, Old Mother Hubbard, Queen of Hearts and Humpty Dumpty are covered. Probably the best one is the Old Mother Hubbard, which reveals some lines of the rhyme that I wasn't aware of. You can tell Harryhausen was having a ball animated this, and I loved it 50 years later. A MUST SEE on this site!
Steve Nordby -
After World War Two, Ray Harryhausen acquired millions of feet of unused Army film stock and made, among other things, this Mother Goose story puppetoon. He then went on to fame and fortune in Hollywood using these techniques in special effects on "The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad", "Jason and the Argonauts", "One Million Years BC" and many other films.
For the time (1946), "Mother Goose Stories" is innovative and high quality. He manages to capture life-like motion that other animators couldn't. Every film buff/historian should see this. It has a music track without dialog, displaying the Mother Goose rhymes on title cards like an old silent film.